Court grants bail to 14 arrested over violence in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests

A court has granted bail to 14 people who were arrested in connection with violence during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Muzaffarnagar

Press Trust of India January 18, 2020 15:06:09 IST
Court grants bail to 14 arrested over violence in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests
  • A court has granted bail to 14 people who were arrested in connection with violence during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Muzaffarnagar

  • District judge Sanjay Kumar Pachori on Friday allowed their bail pleas and directed that they be released after furnishing two sureties each of one lakh each

  • According to the prosecution, the accused were arrested and sent to jail for allegedly being involved in the violence that broke out during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act on 20 December in Kotwali police station area

Muzaffarnagar: A court has granted bail to 14 people who were arrested in connection with violence during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. District judge Sanjay Kumar Pachori on Friday allowed their bail pleas and directed that they be released after furnishing two sureties each of one lakh each.

According to the prosecution, the accused were arrested and sent to jail for allegedly being involved in the violence that broke out during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act on 20 December in Kotwali police station area.

Court grants bail to 14 arrested over violence in Uttar Pradeshs Muzaffarnagar district during antiCitizenship Amendment Act protests

Protests against CAA turned violent in Uttar Pradesh. PTI

The police have also arrested many others in the district in connection with the incident and imposed the charge of inciting children to pelt stones on 33 people.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case against unidentified people for allegedly disseminating fake news, through social media and newspapers, of sexual assault with a madrassa student during police custody following the 20 December violence during the anti-CAA protests.

Police said a case was registered on Friday under section 22 of the POCSO Act against unidentified people for allegedly spreading false news pertaining to a child's sexual assault and misusing the law.

The case was registered after a complaint was filed by a person in this regard, police said, adding that the madrassa committee has said no incident of sexual assault with any of its students took place.

Ten students of the Madrassa Hoja Ilmiya here were arrested by police following the violence but they were later granted bail by a court after the SIT probing the incidents said there was no evidence against them.

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